Ron Cushing

Ascorbic Acid crystals photographed through the microscope using crossed polarized light.

Ascorbic acid, also called Vitamin C,  is found in plants especially in fruits and leafy vegetables

The photo shows aspirin photographed through the microscope using crossed polarized light

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a  medication used to reduce fever or inflammation

The photo shows aspirin photographed through the microscope using crossed polarized light

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a  medication used to reduce fever or inflammation

ECTEMNIUS CONTINUUS.

Solitary wasp - known as spider-hunting/digger wasp

 

There seems to be no common name for the genus Ectemnius, al least not in English. All British members are simply referred to as Solitary Wasps. All Ectemnius species are rather big wasps in the familiar colours of black and yellow. Belonging to the Digger Wasps, they do not dig in sand, but in soft wood instead. Most species live in the moderate climate zone and in Europe some 25 species have been seen. 

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